Cole-Hamilton responds to Matheson resignation

8 Feb 2024
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Responding to the news that Michael Matheson has resigned as Health Secretary, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“Our health service is on its knees. Patients are waiting an age for treatment and staff are overworked on every shift. They all deserve better than an SNP minister who has lost their trust and could no longer focus on the day job.

“From Humza Yousaf to Michael Matheson, our NHS has known only crisis, soaring vacancies and ever longer waits. Their NHS Recovery Plan has failed.

“Only the Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans to fix the NHS, tackle staff burnout, save NHS dentistry and deliver the world-class mental health services we deserve.”